- A Nigerian young man has been given several opportunities following his win at a science competition in the US.
- The lad who emerged winner of the competition is still a student in a university in the US.
- Amongst many of his opportunities was meeting experienced people in his field of study and learning from them.
Tony Okeke, a young Nigerian man has emerged winner of a professional award in the United States.
The young man who is still a student at Drexel University in the United States studying Biomedical Engineering was recognized by a non-profit organization in the US, Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI).
The young man won the award of the Genetic Toxicology Technical Committee, the professional development award.
Tony emerged the winner when his achievement in the field of genetic toxicology, a study of how chemicals can damage the DNA that can cause mutation, cancer, and many others, was found.
As a student, the young man has been involved in several research projects relating to the topic. Following this, the HESI awarded Tony as they revealed that he was receiving some benefits as the winner.
According to the organization, which are well known for its engagement with scientist all over the world to curb any global health or environmental medical challenges, Tony would be given funds and would also have opportunities to meet experts in the field.
It was also added that the young man would also have the opportunity to attend relevant scientific conferences, training courses, and scientific workshops to further enhance his competencies and learn transferable skills.
The award also extends to Tony joining the organization as a member where his research will be shared.
Nigerian student, Neol Ifeanyi shortlisted for Global prize worth $100,000
Noel Ifeanyi Alumona, a Nigerian student was honoured after he was shortlisted for the 2023 Chegg.org’s Global Student Prize.
The competition is set for students who have in one way or the other impacted their community and the cash prize is N79 million.
Ifeanyi who is currently a Masters student at Vanderbilt University was shortlisted amongst the top 50 students making changes positively globally.